Category Archives: Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursday post featuring a throwback photo from University Archives.

Campus Garden 1973

Throwback Thursday: 45th Earth Week

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Week….

In 1973, the first gardening efforts occurred on the UWGB campus. Barbara Rosenbaum, a student from Missouri, contacted the Office of Student Life wondering if there was a section of campus land that could be made available for a garden. Other students, faculty, and staff soon joined the efforts. Dick Christie, director of student life, made sure the gardening group received funding. Although the allocation was only $100, the group accomplished a great deal the first year.

The garden consisted of a half-acre lot and was divided into a communal section and individual areas. The small organic campus garden grew cabbage, beans, corn, radishes, lettuce, and other vegetables.

One of the organizers was Schellie Hensely, a senior from Illinois. He indicated the limited gardening funds were extended by using the leaf mold from a campus recycling project. Hensley stated the campus gardeners learned from organic gardening publications and members of the group who “grew up on a farm” as well as intuition.

The 1973 garden quickly became bigger in purpose with the campus fruit trees benefitting from the garden mulching and pruning; planned renovation of the greenhouse; and the creation of a library on organic gardening.

Fast forward to 2010 when the current SLO Food Alliance was established and a new campus garden began on the plaza of the University Union. As part of UWGB’s Earth Week celebration, this year’s garden will be planted on Thursday and Friday.

Pictured in the 1973 photo are Schellie Hensley (right) and Marcia Karras (left).

 

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Library in Instructional Resources Building

Throwback Thursday: Library

THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Happy National Library Week too!

The UWGB Cofrin Library was envisioned by Chancellor Weidner and the architects as the heart of the UWGB campus. Ground was broken for the present library building in 1970. Known at the time as the Library Learning Center, the building opened for use in February 1972. It was renamed in 1990 to honor a major campus donor, David A. Cofrin.

Prior to 1970 the Library had homes in downtown Green Bay in Schmitt’s Discount Store (located at 1276 Main Street) and the Instructional Resources (Services) Building, approximately where CIT and the General Access Lab is now located.

This content was originally posted by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to their facebook page on Thursday, April 16, 2015. View the original Facebook post.

Throwback Thursday: Phoenix Sports Center

Forty years ago, April 1975, marked the groundbreaking for the first physical education center for UWGB.

For approximately the first seven years of campus history, sports facilities at various locations in Green Bay were used. The planning for a new sports center did not come easy. Campus and state officials did not agree on the need for a physical education building.

Campus administrators sought approval from the state for construction of the Phoenix Sport Center which would provide a place for physical education instruction; indoor recreation; intramural programs; and intercollegiate athletics. The initial proposals called for a facility that would lead to the intercollegiate sports of gymnastics, water polo, handball, diving and swimming, and wrestling.

Eventually the request was approved by the state with a thirty percent budget reduction from the original proposal, which required modifying certain design elements.

Thirty years later, in 2005, the groundbreaking was held for the present Kress Events Center which was built around the Phoenix Sports Center, incorporating the original gym into the new design.

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This content was originally posted by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to their facebook page on Thursday, April 2, 2015. View the original Facebook post.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd Gear

This weekend UWGB Student Life will be sponsoring the program, “Let’s Go Thriftin’.” The day will feature shopping adventures to all of the Green Bay thrift stores.

This reminded us of our very own thrift store, Second Gear. Second Gear opened in 1976 and was located in the concourse level of the UWGB Cofrin Library. It was considered very much a part of our EcoU philosophy.

Coordinated by the University League, students and staff could consign or donate items to be sold to others on campus. Shoppers at Second Gear would find clothing (dresses were only 25 cents!); books; toys and games; household goods; jewelry and more.

Most of the proceeds from sales were directed towards student scholarships sponsored by the University League. When the University League officially disbanded in 1999, Second Gear also closed its doors.

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Studying on Library Lawn - Late 1970s

Throwback Thursday: Studying on the Library Lawn – late 1970s

Beautiful weather on the UWGB campus has created spring fever for all. Let the outdoor studying begin!

These former students are studying on the hill near the UWGB Cofrin Library (then Library Learning Center). Photo is from the late 1970s.

This content was originally posted by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to their facebook page on Thursday, March 19, 2015. View the original Facebook post.

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Throwback Thursday: Spring ’70 Ban the Car Campaign

Throughout time, student activism has played a role on many university campuses, including Green Bay. In spring 1970, UWGB students led a “Ban the Car Campaign.”

This photo was donated by one of the student participants, Keith Pamperin (second from left).

UWGB Alums can you tell us more or identify any of the other people?

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Second from left to right: Jerry Olson, Norbert Hill Jr., Chancellor Ed Weidner, and Thelma Sias

Throwback Thursday: Ethnic Heritage Center

We are always pleased to receive new donations for the University Archives. Justin Mallet, director of the UWGB American Intercultural Center, recently gave us boxes of photo albums and documents.

The items tell the story of the Ethnic Heritage Center which was established in 1971-1972 “to promote an awareness of, sensitivity to, and acceptance of the cultural differences represented by the diverse people of the region.” The Ethnic Heritage Center transitioned to the American Intercultural Center in the fall of 1981.


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